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Spring 2019 WAS Meeting - Participate in Archaeological Investigations!

  • Satterlee Clark House Museum 322 Winter Street Horicon, Wisconsin 53032 (map)

Please join the Horicon Historical Society and the Wisconsin Archeological Society as we conduct an "open-to- the public" archaeological excavation of the backyard of the Historic Satterlee Clark House in Horicon WI. (The site of an early- to mid-1800's trading post and (Ho-Chunk) Native American village site.)

This event encourages children and adults of all ages to come out and help us excavate a few archaeological features on the property.

Under the guidance of professional archaeologists, you can help excavate and screen for potential historic and prehistoric features and artifacts buried on the Clark House Backyard lawn. No experience is necessary.

You can assist archaeologists in washing and sorting artifacts from last year’s excavations at the Satterlee Clark House and help use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to detect underground archaeological features.

Previous excavation revealed large areas of early historic period garbage middens and potentially intact archaeological features.

Also that day: The Historic 1855 Satterlee Clark House and the rebuilt Historic Hustisford one-room-school house will be open to the public for tours. There is a large prehistoric archaeological artifact collection located and displayed in the adjacent one-room-school house which highlights Dodge County's prehistoric past.

In the event of bad weather, the event will be hosted Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:00-4:00